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Any Closer Oceanfront on Sugar Beach & You Would Be Swimming!

Bedrooms 1
Space 675 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 6 nights


About the property

1 bed, 2 bath on the beach, whale watch from our lanai, air conditioned comfort

Vacations are about choice, and if you choose quiet comfort, a beautiful ocean front setting with an expansive soft sand beach meeting gentle warm waters look no farther. You come to Hawaii to enjoy the beaches, stay on an excellent one, Sugar Beach. Separated from the crowded city-front beaches our beach offers many miles of soft sand for children to play on, walkers to walk or jog on and strollers to stroll on. Our property enjoys beach front Barbecues with tables and chairs for day and evening enjoyment; nature provides glorious sunset dinners as everyone looks for the 'green flash.' Warm days invite you to choose between reading or napping under the palm trees and umbrellas, taking a dip in the warm ocean or heated pool or walking over to the farmer's market to select fresh island foods. The shave-ice store is also a favorite, this is not your father's snow cone.

Our fully remodeled fifth-floor suite enhances your stay with whisper quiet central air conditioning (yes, in the bedroom too), comfortable living room with two leather recliners, a 37'' flat screen with full HDTV reception with Blue Ray DVD, a fully equipped granite counter kitchen, a sleep inducing King bed, two step-in tile shower baths (yes, two bath rooms) and a unique dual-pane Lanai slider if you choose to block out the sound of rolling waves. Add ocean and mountain views to your morning coffee, spot whales in season, enjoy a quiet sun-set; all from your private Lanai. If all this sounds enjoyable you will be pleased to discover more. Beach towels, chairs and coolers provided, 32'' full HDTV reception in the bedroom, secure key-less entry with your pre-selected private entry code (all guest codes are removed when guests leave), laundry facilities just steps away, manicured grounds, free parking, free cleaning, free wireless internet and a central island location for activities such as golfing, fine dining, scuba and snorkeling, visits to Lahaina, Kaanapali, Iao Valley, Wailea, Paia, Hana, Haleakaia and more. That photo of the Spotted Eagle Rays was taken on one of my local dives, if you are a diver contact me about dive locations, dive trips and dive shops.

We are most comfortable for two in King bed comfort; honeymooners, retired couples and all those seeking quiet.

Contact us today via phone @ 925.787-1115 (California), e-mail us or just pick out open dates and use your credit card to book on-line. We have a 6 night minimum, but no cleaning fee on 7 nights plus and discounts for extended stays in low season.


Hawaii Tax I.D. 159-233-2288-01

Keywords: Oceanfront, Sugar Beach, Beachfront access, condo, affordable

More Details

Donald Rankin
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 23, 2017

About Donald Rankin

My wife, Linda, and I have traveled the world, and continue to do so, the photo was taken near the entrance to Monet Gardens in France, just outside of Paris. We discovered our Maui Sugar Beach location on one of our travels and fell in love with the unique property, purchasing our unit sight unseen by internet & mail once we returned home. We continue to upgrade our island home and our efforts have resulted in a 'Deluxe' rating and one of the highest booking calendars of the Nani Kai Hale! We know Maui!

Donald Rankin purchased this condo in 1999

Why Donald Rankin chose South Maui

After attending several 'wine & cheese' time share presentations for properties that were 'near the beach' we discovered our 'right on the beach' property with permanent owners and fell in love with the warm sharing and gatherings that occur daily around the beachfront barbeque area. With six miles of soft sand beach to stroll along with lawn & fresh water pool there is much to enjoy! The 'Nani' experience is truely unique.

What makes this condo unique

With only 46 units our property enjoys a special 'bonding' of guests & owners alike, some guests have been returning for 20 to 30 years because they feel 'at home' when they gather around the lawn and barbeque area for the many spontaneous sharings of food and stories daily. The protected cove provides a safe water and beach environment that is a magnet for children of all ages, our central Maui location is the perfect jumping off spot!

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Sadly our vacation is over. Would like to stay longer, but must get back to work so we can come again. Had a great time. Thanks for the lovely place to stay. The coolers were great when we went to Hana. We couldn't have ask for anything else. We will be back."
Sep 2010
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Kihei Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 5
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 675 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Master bathroom with toilet/shower enclosure and vanity room. Full bath off living room. Both baths include granite counters, tile floors and low step-in showers.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • New King bed in the private air-conditioned bedroom with premium mattress for plenty of 'zzz's'. Living room has its own bathroom.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 beach chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Quiet relaxation in abundance starts in our air-conditioned accommodations and extends to our relaxing lawn and gentle beach. There is a 'Farmer's Market' within walking distance, but you are away from the hustle and bustle of the busy downtown. Take a long walk on quiet Sugar Beach, swim in the heated pool, or take a nap in a chaise lounge on the lawn. Gas grills, tables and chairs ocean front, palm trees and umbrellas shade you from the sun. The gentle beach leads you into warm (normally 80F) water on most days.


Exceptional! 4.9/5 -
(60 traveler reviews)

Any Closer Oceanfront on Sugar Beach & You Would Be Swimming!
average rating of 4.95 based on 78 reviews

Just a few steps from paradise

  • 5 of 5

Our week at the condo was perfect! We had a chance to relax. The condo and its area are very quiet and clean. Everything we needed was there for us. My wife and I enjoyed drinking our Maui coffee out on the balcony every morning. Donald was very kind and attentive with any questions or concerns we had with the property. It is located close to many things, walking distance to ABC store and a coffee shop. We can't want to come back.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha and Mahalo for your review, we are so happy that you found our Maui home to your liking and recognize that what we advertise we deliver; comfortable and clean accommodations, a relaxing atmosphere, a great location for touring the island, and owners who care about their guests. We look forward to your return as there is much more island to discover, and we will once again provide the information to do so.
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Fantastic property , very clean and everything you need for a great stay.

  • 4 of 5

Had a great time and Donald kept in touch to make sure everything was fine , which it was.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are pleased that you discovered our personal approach to each guest and our commitment to providing a clean, comfortable and complete place for everyone's stay is as we advertise. We want each guest to feel that they have discovered a "home away from home" where they can relax away from the "ice box down the hall and/or expensive snack bar" one finds in hotel accommodations.
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Beautiful Maui condo

  • 5 of 5

Our stay in Nani Kai Hale #504 in March 2017 was fantastic! The unit has everything that you need, was beautifully maintained and clean. The king sized bed was very comfortable and the two bathrooms with showers was a huge bonus! The galley kitchen has granite counters, a fridge with an ice maker (loved that) stove, microwave oven and fully stocked cupboards..every thing we needed. The property is well located, nice grounds and pool and right on the ocean. Donald was so pleasant and easy to deal..he even called us upon arrival to make sure all was well! We are planning on returning to Maui again and are hoping that Donald and Linda's unit will be available.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nani Kai Hale

  • 5 of 5

We just spent a week at Nani Kai Hale and had a lovely time. The apartment has everything you need and is centrally located to all the sights and beaches to the north and the south. Donald was very quick to respond to any queries and made sure we had plenty of information on all the actitivities.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Liz, we are super happy that you discovered our Maui home, and that it was exactly as we offered and described it. We take great pride in delivering a top quality product at a very competitive price. Great reviews like the one you just posted allows us to keep our property booked nearly full time most of the year, which means we can continue to offer it at such a great price and tempt our guests to return again and again, as we hope you do. Mahalo for your kind words.
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Great location on a wonderful beach

  • 5 of 5

Nani Kai Hale is perfectly located ocean view apartment, building directly on the beach with great pool and outdoor space, in the middle of Maui for:

• Going whale watching, especially out of Maalaea

• Driving to Haleakala, Kula, Makawao, Paia and more

• Enjoying Kihei, Wailuku, and Kahalui

• Eating great in Central Maui

• Walking Sugar Beach

• Swimming in Maalaea Bay, snorkeling down the coast

• And more!

The unit is beautifully decorated and wonderfully resourced for cooking and enjoying the beach. Thanks to the Rankins for a memorable and relaxing first week of retirement! They sent lots of great info for visiting Maui, and our deposit was returned promptly.

Maui No Ka Oi!

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Craig Anne, the only thing better than the first week of retirement is the first year anniversary, and we hope you spend it with us and the whales next year! We promise to keep our standards of excellence and comfort at our best to insure your return will be as enjoyable as your first stay. Now that you have scratched the surface of all there is to do and enjoy on Maui you need to come again and discover even more, and as you discovered we are centrally located for all of it. Mahalo from Donald and Linda.
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So perfect I almost want to keep it secret! Great spot for couples or small families.

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I just got back from our Maui babymoon, where we stayed in the Rankins' condo at Nani Kai Hale for our first trip to Hawaii. We are in our mid-30s with adventurous spirits, but at 6 months pregnant I pretty much just wanted to relax, and this condo was the perfect place to do just that. Donald could not have been more attentive or kind during the booking process as well as during our stay. He gave us lots of great recommendations for where to eat and what to visit on the island, and checked in with us to make sure everything was as it should be. This condo was everything described and more. The location and the views could not be better, located directly on Maalea Bay and nestled between views of the West Maui mountain range and towering Haleakala, with a private lawn area steps away from the beach where we could lounge in beach chairs all day in the sun or beneath the shade of palm trees. Every morning we took a ten minute walk down the beach and over a small beach road to Sugar Beach Bake Shop, where we ordered coffee and malasadas (Portugese fried donuts), and took home a few mini coconut, key lime, or banana cream pies to save for later. Right next to the bakery is the island's best shaved ice, Ululani's, which uses all fresh fruits for its dozens of homemade syrups, and a convenience store for any of your more basic needs. The Kihei area has plenty of small local restaurants for lunches and dinners, just a short drive away. It's about a 45 minute drive along a gorgeous beachside highway to Lahaina in the northern area of the island, where we spent our last day shopping on the long stretch of beachside souvenir and collectors shops. The condo itself was quite large and incredibly well appointed, with everything we needed. We especially loved relaxing in the reclining chairs while watching the sunset over the mountains! The kitchen was well stocked with every pan, tray, pot, and dish we could have needed, and it was so nice throwing it all in the dishwasher to clean itself before running out to the beach. The bed and linens were incredibly comfortable, and we each loved having our own separate bathroom and shower. I just can't say enough good things about this place! We will definitely be back to stay here (with baby in tow) as soon as we can!

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Tara, We are so pleased that you have discovered Maui and particularly our little portion of it. Yes! that beach is perfect for babies and toddlers and all ages. Normally a gentle slope to a sandy bottom warm water swim, or just soaking followed by our refreshing beach front showers and perhaps a dip in our heated beach front pool. Yes, we welcome your return and we will do all we can to insure your next stay was as enjoyable as your first. Mahalo from Donald and Linda
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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
OGG Kahului
Nearest Barpub
2.1 Miles
Stella Blues
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Nearest Golf
3.4 Miles
Elleair Golf
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
310 Piilani or Mokulele Highway
Nearest Restaurant
2.1 Miles
Stella Blues
Nearest Beach
Sugar Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Maalaea Harbour
Car: recommended

Lawn Chair Dozing, Sand Castle Building, Freshwater Pool, Private Lanai, Whale Watching (in season) on propety, we are at the cross road for all of Maui. Golf, ocean activities, fine dinning, shopping and cultural sites are all 20 minutes away by car.


Rates & Availability

Kihei Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low Season 2017
Apr 16 2017 - Dec 14 2017
6 night minimum stay
High Season 2017/18
Dec 15 2017 - Apr 15 2018
6 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 13.42%

DISCOUNTS! Low Season Only: $128/night + taxes 21 nights or more, $126/night + taxes 30 nights or more. Additional cleaning fee on all six-night-only bookings. Rates are subject to change until deposits confirmed.

Travel insurance is advised but not required. late cancellations will be reimbursed if re-booking is possible.

Hawaii I.D. 159-233-2288-01

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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